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The Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic team includes  Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Psychometrists, and Neurofeedback Technicians.

Our team emphasizes the importance of providing an emotionally safe and compassionate environment for building trust and therapeutic rapport, while developing individualized treatment plans that incorporate evidence-based practice.

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About Us

The Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic team includes  Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Psychometrists, and Neurofeedback Technicians.

Our team emphasizes the importance of providing an emotionally safe and compassionate environment for building trust and therapeutic rapport, while developing individualized treatment plans that incorporate evidence-based practice.

Our Team

Dr. Laura S. Stradwick, Psy.D., C.Psych

Dr. Laura S. Stradwick, Psy.D., C.Psych

Director, Clinical Psychologist

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blue lineDr. Stradwick is director of Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist, registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.  She is currently acquiring her board certification in Neurofeedback training (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance).  She is also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback.  Dr. Stradwick received both her Master’s and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois.  She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario.

Dr. Stradwick has specialized post-doctoral training in health psychology, including management of chronic pain and illness, pre-surgical evaluation, biofeedback training, health habit training, and stress management. She has worked in a variety of different clinical settings, including a hospital system, pain clinic, and an outpatient mental health center working with clients of all ages.  Dr. Stradwick received additional supervised training in Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) at the Ottawa Neurofeedback Centre.

Dr. Stradwick provides psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing a wide range of presenting concerns.  Areas of specialty include ADHD, depression, anxiety, adjustment/life transition-related difficulties, interpersonal problems, emotional dysregulation, grief and loss, developmental trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), concussion/traumatic brain injury, and chronic pain/illness.  She offers a full range of psychological services in addition to Neurofeedback training.  These services include individual psychotherapy, psychological assessment (i.e. psychoeducational, psychodiagnostic), and psychophysiological-based interventions, such as biofeedback training.

Dr. Stradwick’s therapeutic approach with clients is integrative. She emphasizes client collaboration in order to address presenting symptoms and individualized goals for treatment.  She utilizes an attachment-based, client-centered framework to provide an emotionally safe and compassionate environment for building trust and therapeutic rapport.  Dr. Stradwick’s therapeutic interventions are further informed by evidence-based practice.  Interventions may include, neurofeedback, biofeedback, cognitive behavioural (CBT), psychodynamic, interpersonal, and trauma-focused techniques.  These techniques assist each client in developing greater self-awareness as well as to facilitate self-regulation, psychological resilience, and personal growth.

Dr. Cosmin G. Colţea, Psy.D, C.Psych, BCBA

Dr. Cosmin G. Colţea, Psy.D, C.Psych, BCBA

Clinical Psychologist

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Dr. Cosmin G. Colţea is a clinical psychologist, registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists. Cosmin is also a Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst. He is a member of the Ottawa Academy of Psychologists, Ontario Psychological Association, the Psychology Association of Saskatchewan, and of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science. Cosmin received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Honours) and his Master’s in Developmental Psychology from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. Cosmin received his Doctoral degree (Magna cum laude) in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University in Costa Mesa, California.

Cosmin has additional training in Autism assessment (ADI-R and ADOS-2), as well as in Autism interventions and goals development (PEAK, ABLLS-R, VB-MAPP, Early Start Denver Model, etc). Cosmin also has additional training in the assessment and management of ADHD. Cosmin has worked in private practice, as well as in multidisciplinary pediatric programs. Cosmin has extensive experience working with school divisions on training support staff, as well as in developing individualized programs for students. He has a keen interest in collaborating with First Nations communities in the provision of services to First Nations children with diverse needs.

Cosmin provides psychological services to children, adolescents, and their families. Areas of focus are assessment of Autism, ADHD, intellectual and learning differences, developmental delays, as well as associated mental health concerns. He also provides assessment and treatment of sleeping and feeding difficulties, parenting, behaviour management, as well as school consultations, and development/monitoring of home programs for children with diverse needs. Cosmin is also interested in the role of companion animals in children’s development. Cosmin can provide services in English and Romanian.

Cosmin utilizes evidence-based treatments such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). His behavioural services are trauma-informed and are based on a relationship treatment model that recognizes the strengths of children and their parents, the influence of cultural norms and values, and the uniqueness of each individual’s skills. Cosmin believes that every child does the best that they can, and that children do better when they are understood and supported.

BRITTANY DUNCAN, MACP, RP, BA.

BRITTANY DUNCAN, MACP, RP, BA.

Director of Neurofeedback Services, Registered Psychotherapist, Psychometrist

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blue lineBrittany is the Director of Neurofeedback Services of Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She is currently acquiring her board certification in neurofeedback training through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).

Brittany received her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Neuroscience from Carleton University (2015) and her Master’s of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University (2021). Brittany’s thesis and research work has examined neurophysiological brain response, biomarkers, and alternative treatment approaches in multiple psychological disorders including Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. She has worked in both research and clinical settings including the Royal Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Brittany received training in neurofeedback and quantitative EEG analysis under the clinical supervision of Dr. Laura Stradwick and through coursework completed under the guidance of John Anderson and Dr. Mary Tracy.

Brittany also provides psychotherapy services to adolescents and adults. She highly values trust, empathy, and non-judgment and incorporates a collaborative, strengths-based, and holistic approach. Her counselling orientation is rooted in evidence-based modalities, but she strongly believes in developing powerful therapeutic relationships. Her experience and interest lies in individualized treatment plans, focusing on the unique qualities of her clients to complement her knowledge in a range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, relationship difficulties, chronic pain, self-harm, and self-esteem. Brittany prides herself on adapting her modalities to the needs of her clients, drawing from mindfulness-based, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioural, and interpersonal client-centred approaches.

Brittany is also a psychometrist, assisting in the administration of psychoeducational, psychodiagnostic, and ADHD assessments for children, adolescents, and adults.

Rachel Côté, M.A.

Rachel Côté, M.A.

Psychometrist

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blue lineRachel received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Highest Honours; 2011) as well as her Master’s of Science degree in Neuroscience (Highest Honours; 2013) from Carleton University.

Rachel has been working as a psychometrist in clinical settings since 2016, working with children, youth, and adults. She performs assessments in order to document the client’s neurocognitive, academic, and social-emotional status. At Stradwick Psychology and Neurofeedback Clinic, Rachel provides QEEG assessments and psychoeducational testing of children and adults under the supervision of Dr. Laura Stradwick.

Rachel is also an EEG and neurofeedback technician and has been working with EEGs since 2015. Previously, Rachel held research positions with the Public Health Agency of Canada and The University of Ottawa Heart Institute.  Rachel’s patient and calm demeanor helps put clients at ease. She very effectively establishes a good working rapport, which helps to ensure that the client is working to the best of their ability.

Saman Hannah, M.A., MFT, RP

Saman Hannah, M.A., MFT, RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor

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blue lineSaman is a Registered Psychotherapist who is experienced in marital and family therapy, mental health, post trauma, crisis, work related issues, stress, parenting, and overall sense of self. Saman is fluent in English, French, and Farsi. Saman collaborates with her clients, in a supportive and safe way, to arrive at a place of meaningful change and improved day to day living.

A Master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapies as well as a post Master’s certification in Marriage and Family Therapy have given Saman the tools to work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Saman bases her approach on the needs of her clients, meaning that although she has a systemic and psychodynamic foundation, she will use cognitive behavioural or solution focused strategies as required.

Fundamentally, Saman’s core belief is that people are capable of change and that in order to change we need a better understanding of ourselves and others. Saman is passionate about each individual’s ability to grow and therefore fosters the right environment for her clients to be successful in their journeys.

SANDRA BROWNE KEALEY, PhD.,RP

SANDRA BROWNE KEALEY, PhD.,RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor

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blue lineSandra is a Registered Psychotherapist providing support to children, adolescents, and adults with a broad range of concerns including stress, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, grief/loss, life transitions, self-esteem and parenting/family issues.

Her therapeutic approach is holistic, collaborative and compassionate, drawing from a number of evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Sandra’s graduate education includes an MEd in Counselling and a PhD in Education. In addition to her practice with the Stradwick Clinic, she also works as a teacher with a local school board.

NICKI GALLO AFFLECK, RP

NICKI GALLO AFFLECK, RP

Registered Psychotherapist , Clinical Supervisor

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blue lineNicki is a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Play Therapist at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Nicki’s Masters Program was through Leeds Beckett University in the UK. She received her certification through the Academy of Play and Childhood Psychotherapy, completing her post graduate studies in their South of France campus. Nicki has done further training in Children’s Grief and Bereavement and the Integrative Trauma and Attachment Treatment Model (ITATM).

Nicki has worked in a variety of settings offering individual and group therapy within schools, hospitals, and community non-profit programs. She enjoys collaborating with the whole family to create sustainable and lasting change. Using play therapy as well as traditional talk therapy, Nicki’s approach is creative, integrative, and client-centered. She utilizes psychoeducation and is trauma and attachment informed. Nicki has helped children, teens and families navigate through school issues, social skills, behavioural issues, cancer/illness, grief and bereavement, trauma, emotional regulation, self-esteem and more.

Nicki believes that the individual has the power within them to heal and attempts to create a supportive, warm, non-judgmental space for their true essence to emerge. She believes in the transformational benefits of play as a therapeutic tool.

Jen Nadon-Murray, MACP, B.Sc, RP

Jen Nadon-Murray, MACP, B.Sc, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

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blue lineJen is a Registered Psychotherapist at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic.  She received an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences through the University of Ottawa and went on to pursue her passion for mental health by completing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University.

As a psychotherapist, Jen offers compassionate and supportive counselling services to individuals, couples, and families looking to address any of life’s many challenges. She specializes in mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and borderline personality disorder, as well as trauma, addictions, chronic pain, stress management, sexuality/gender identity, and relationship/family issues.  Jen has worked with trauma survivors through a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence program and is passionate about helping people of all ages rebuild their lives. She also has experience in a residential addiction treatment centre where she enjoys helping individuals and their families through the process of recovery.

Jen works with children, adolescents, and adults and has additional training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples.  Her approach client-centred and collaborative with a goal of empowerment, resilience, and positive change.

Chelsea Graham, MACP, RP

Chelsea Graham, MACP, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

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blue lineChelsea is a Registered Psychotherapist at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She has always had a passion for helping those experiencing hardship at any stage in life, which lead her to pursue an education in the helping profession. Chelsea began her studies in Behavioural Psychology at St. Lawrence College and received an Honours Bachelor of Arts with this specialization. Following this degree, Chelsea made the decision to further her education in counselling specifically through her Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.

Chelsea prides herself on creating a safe and compassionate environment for clients to begin their healing process. She has several years of experience working with both youth and adults facing addiction (substance and process) and other co-occurring mental health concerns. Chelsea has also worked with clients who have experienced trauma through a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence program. Additionally, Chelsea works with clients who are seeking support through dealing with self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, stress and anger management, grief/loss, self-harm and other obstacles that present themselves in client’s lives.

As a Registered Psychotherapist, Chelsea believes that the therapeutic relationship is most effective when it is based on collaboration, trust, and openness. Chelsea takes a holistic approach to treating clients using techniques from various modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and trauma-informed care. She believes that all clients are unique, and her priority is to mold her therapeutic approach to suit each individual client’s needs. Chelsea focuses on building every client’s strengths in order to assist them in enriching all areas of life and move toward whole-hearted living.

Isabella Gondek, MACP, HBSc, RP

Isabella Gondek, MACP, HBSc, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

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blue lineIsabella is a Registered Psychotherapist at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She obtained her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and her Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Ottawa. Additionally, Isabella holds Level 3 Clinical Training from the Gottman Institute and is working towards becoming a Certified Gottman Therapist. Isabella speaks English, Polish and French.

Isabella works with adolescents and adults, providing therapy to individuals, couples and families alike. She has experience working with a broad range of concerns that include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, developmental trauma, post-traumatic stress, grief, paranoia, anger, self-esteem and intimacy issues. Isabella incorporates research-based interventions to help strengthen couple’s relationship skills and manage different comorbidities common to couples, including affairs, PTSD, domestic violence and addiction. She uses Gottman method assessments to determine the quality of a couple’s friendship, romance and passion, the effectiveness of their conflict management and key areas that need improvement.

Isabella believes that therapy is a fluid process and that wellness is heavily dependent on balance. She adopts a biopsychosocial approach and integrates the modalities and techniques that appear to be most beneficial to each client’s unique needs based on collaborative goal setting and treatment planning. Isabella is devoted to helping her clients pursue change and achieve wellness.

Jessica Johnson, MA, RP

Jessica Johnson, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

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blue lineJessica is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Canadian Certified Counsellor at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She obtained her Master’s of Counselling from Athabasca University specializing in Counselling Psychology after receiving an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Carleton University.

Jessica has experience providing individual and group therapy for clients experiencing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma and/or abuse, relationship issues, substance misuse/recovery, emotional dysregulation, stress, and other mental health concerns. Jessica fosters trust and collaboration with clients by offering psychoeducation, insight into assessments, as well as adopting a client-centred and trauma-informed perspective. Jessica has experience supporting children, youth, and young adults. She also has extensive clinical experience supporting high-risk pregnant and/or parenting youth and is cognizant of the barriers to mental health that at-risk children, youth, and their families encounter.

Jessica’s non-judgemental and compassionate support is evidenced in her warm, relaxed, and authentic nature. Jessica practices with an integrative approach utilizing Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). With this approach, she supports healing, the development of psychological flexibility, resilience, and fosters empowerment for clients to achieve personal and therapeutic goals through a (re)discovery of strengths.

Alexandra Brabazon, MACP, RP

Alexandra Brabazon, MACP, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

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blue lineAli is a Registered Psychotherapist at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. From a young age, Ali enjoyed helping others and realized quickly the journey she needed to take to pursue an education and eventually a career in helping others. Ali began her post secondary studies at Algonquin College in the Child & Youth Work Program and received an advanced diploma. Following this, she continued her education at Carleton University achieving a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology. Ali then decided to further her education with a focus in counselling achieving her Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.

Ali has a focus and drive in providing a non-judgemental and empathetic space for clients to process and seek support in life’s challenges. Healing from various challenges in our lives is taxing and leaves us feeling vulnerable and overwhelmed, something Ali is keenly aware of; therefore she prides herself in providing a safe space for clients to began their journey in therapy, regardless of age. Ali has clinical experience working with children, youth, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, domestic violence, trauma, self-esteem, stress, grief, ADHD, relational and social challenges and other difficulties impacting client’s lives.

Ali utilizes a holistic approach with a particular focus on the therapeutic relationship formed and solidified in therapy that supports the creation of positive change in client’s lives. Ali has focus in attachment theory and techniques from various modalities to best suit the needs of her client’s such as mindfulness-based approaches, solution-focused approaches, cognitive behavioural therapy, and dialectical behaviour therapy. Ali prides herself in ensuring the care she provides to each client is based on their individualized needs to aid in their journey towards healing and an increased sense of well-being.

Julie Ketel, MCAT, RP, CCC

Julie Ketel, MCAT, RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist

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blue lineJulie is a Registered Psychotherapist at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queen’s University and a Master of Counselling (specializing in Art Therapy) from Athabasca University. Prior to this, Julie worked in the public school system for three years as a Wellness Coach, helping young students build foundational life skills such as emotional literacy and regulation, stress management, self- esteem, confidence, and social skills.

As a Registered Psychotherapist Julie works primarily with teens and adults. She supports clients to navigate anxiety, self-esteem, depression, trauma, grief, life stressors, relational conflict, gender identity/sexuality, suicidal ideation/self-harm, and ADHD. Julie uses humanistic therapeutic modalities such as person-centered, insight- oriented, emotion-focused, solution-focused, and art therapy.

Julie brings to the therapeutic space a gentle and warm approach. She believes that clients already possess the inner wisdom they need to improve their lives and acts as a collaborator and supportive partner in their healing journeys. Within the therapy room, Julie creates a safe space that is free of judgement through the use of curiosity and compassion. She strives to be responsive to the unique needs of each client and offers both traditional talk therapy and alternative approaches, such as art therapy.

Ayesha Haroon, MACP, RP

Ayesha Haroon, MACP, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

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blue lineAyesha is a Registered Psychotherapist at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is experienced in working with individuals and families. She is also a Family Coach, a Muslim Youth Minister and offers Islamic Counselling to individuals and families of faith if they seek it. Her areas of strength are parenting coaching and family coaching.

She uses a multidimensional therapeutic approach. Her most-used therapeutic interventions are SFT, CBT, Spiritual Therapy, Individual Behavioral interventions, positive psychology interventions and more.

Ayesha is passionate about connecting with her clients and motivating them to develop healthy coping mechanisms in dealing with personal, behavioural or addiction issues. Ayesha continually hones and utilizes her soft skills such as active listening, patience and compassion, and educates herself in dynamics of human behaviour, and societal trends and influences.

Kelly Johns, MACP, RP

Kelly Johns, MACP, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

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blue lineKelly is a Registered Psychotherapist at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She provides psychotherapy services to adolescents, adults, and couples. She graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Psychology and a minor in Linguistics. She went on to pursue her passion for mental health and completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.

Kelly has several years of experience working in clinical settings supporting individuals of all ages, with a variety of presenting concerns, including stress, anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, ADHD, interpersonal concerns, grief/loss, and emotional regulation. Her goal is to provide a safe and warm space for clients to grow and achieve their personal goals. She believes that building a strong and collaborative rapport is an essential part of the therapeutic process and takes a holistic approach to modify treatment interventions based on each unique client. She uses techniques from various approaches such as dialectical-behavioural therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (EFT), psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches.

Lillian Rosenblum, MACP, RP (Qualifying)

Lillian Rosenblum, MACP, RP (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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blue lineLillian is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She provides psychotherapy services to adolescents, adults, and couples. She completed her Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Psychology and a concentration in health and well-being at Carleton University. She went on to pursue her passion for mental health and completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.

Trust and authenticity are central to her therapeutic approach. She aims to help clients develop a greater understanding of themselves and their past to assist their healing, growth, and self-awareness. She provides a warm and empathetic environment for clients to come as they are without judgement and be empowered. Lillian has experience working in clinical settings supporting individuals with a variety of presenting concerns, including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, interpersonal concerns, grief/loss, identity struggles, emotional regulation, and self-esteem.

Her approach is integrative and collaborative, primarily drawing on psychodynamic therapy, person-centered therapy, emotion-focused therapy, relational therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, as well as cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness-based interventions. Lillian’s approach is LGBTQ2s+ affirmative.

Daphné Bailliu-Chaloux, MACP, RP (Qualifying)

Daphné Bailliu-Chaloux, MACP, RP (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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blue lineDaphné is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University and obtained her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Daphné is fully bilingual (French and English) and works with older adolescents and adults.

In the first sessions, Daphné will get to know your past, your current situation, and your goals for therapy. She offers empathetic and professional support to individuals struggling with a variety of issues, including Family Conflict, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Substance Use, Suicidal Ideation, Mood disorders, Life Transitions, Depression and Anxiety. Daphné uses an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach to help navigate difficult experiences and to help you create a fuller, more meaningful life. Daphne is also familiar with other therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT), Mindfulness Based (MBCT), & Trauma Focused Therapy.

Daphné offers a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to start your healing journey. Through her work with community mental health and crisis work, she has learned that a compassionate and understanding environment is key in moving forward and personal growth.

KRISTA BOLGER, MACP, RP (Qualifying)

KRISTA BOLGER, MACP, RP (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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blue lineKrista is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Krista earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Therapeutic Recreation through Brock University, where she supported individuals with ABI/TBI, ASD, Down Syndrome, ID and DD in establishing life skills, community involvement, social skills and identity development for the last decade. During the pandemic’s beginning, Krista realized the lack of mental health resources for special populations and quickly started her academic pursuits for her Masters. She completed her Master of Arts in Psychotherapy and Counselling through Yorkville University and is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). She works with people of all ages and abilities, being no stranger to adapting and specializing approaches to work with individuals’ unique strengths.

Krista believes that for a therapeutic relationship to thrive, it is built on creating a trusting, honest, and collaborative atmosphere. Krista takes a holistic perspective to treatment, using an eclectic approach that includes cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, narrative therapy, and trauma-informed care. Taking a client-centered approach, she fluidly integrates different techniques based on her client’s story.

At the basis of Krista’s approaches, she believes every client is unique and capable of change and to do so, we need to understand ourselves better. Her practices with breathwork, movement, and meditation have illuminated our power within ourselves, and she truly believes that we have the ability and wisdom to improve our lives. Krista brings a warm and compassionate approach to creating a safe space for clients to explore areas where they need healing.

CAMERON HANISHEWSKI, MACP, RP (Qualifying)

CAMERON HANISHEWSKI, MACP, RP (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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blue lineCameron began his studies with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Calgary in 2016 and completed his Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.

Cameron recognizes the uniqueness of each person’s story and will work to create a non-judgmental and open environment for clients to explore issues such as sexual and gender identity, self-esteem, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and stress. He works with adolescents and adults and primarily draws from Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and mindfulness perspectives to engage clients in small positive changes. Cameron believes that through the exploration of strengths, people can build on their past successes and work towards their goals.

Cameron volunteers with MAX Ottawa, a community base organization that focuses on maximizing the health and wellness for gay, bi-sexual Two-Spirited, queer, and transgender men. Through his work with the community engagement team, he hopes to expand awareness for mental health in the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Karly Kantola, MSW, RSW

Karly Kantola, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker

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blue lineKarly is a Clinical Social Worker at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology before moving on to complete a Master’s in Social Work. She appreciates how the fields of Psychology and Social Work intersect in her therapeutic work.

Karly has a wide variety of experiences within the mental health field. She has worked with individuals of all ages in settings such as schools, community-based agencies, and in healthcare. Through these experiences, she has worked mostly with children, teens, and their families, addressing challenges relating to self-regulation, attachment, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and family conflict.

Karly tends to approach her practice with great curiosity and respect for an individual’s unique story and life experiences. She values the knowledge, wisdom and skills that people possess, and aims to use these to help bring about positive change in their lives.

Emma Edgar, MSW, RSW

Emma Edgar, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker

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blue lineEmma is a Clinical Social Worker at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). Emma obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Child Studies at Carleton University and her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Toronto. She has a background as a Registered Early Childhood Educator where she promoted self regulation and emotional literacy through play, story-telling and art engagement.

Emma utilizes a collaborative approach to engage clients and their families in care, pulling from her clients’ existing strength and knowledge to promote positive change. She is a life-long learner dedicated to ensuring her approach to treatment is based in evidence and is tailored to the needs of each individual client.

Emma has experience working in community-based agencies, schools and healthcare with individuals of all ages and their families. Using an integrated approach, Emma has knowledge in addressing challenges related to attachment, anxiety, depression, family conflict, developmental trauma and emotional dysregulation. She works primarily with children, adolescents and their families to promote well-being and resiliency.

IRIS MACKAY, MSW, RSW

IRIS MACKAY, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker

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blue lineIris is a Social Worker at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Carleton University where she focused on youth mental health. She has training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Collaborative Problem Solving.

Iris has been a strong advocate for child and youth mental health throughout her life, including through individual and group therapy. As a counselor, Iris has experience supporting clients with a wide variety of challenges including ADHD, anxiety, depression, stress, chronic illness, exploration of sexuality/gender identity, and life changes.

Her approach is client-led and solution focused, empowering clients to make positive changes in their lives. She believes in a holistic approach that looks at all elements of a client’s life, and creates a unique treatment plan for the individual needs of each client.

Yumna Gill MSW,RSW

Yumna Gill MSW,RSW

Clinical Social Worker

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blue lineYumna is a Registered Social Worker at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSSSW). Yumna obtained her Bachelor of Social Work at University of Manitoba and her Master’s of Social Work at the University of Calgary. She is fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi and understands Punjabi.

In therapy, Yumna draws from cognitive-behavioural, Solution-Focused and Narrative therapy. However, regardless of the approach, she strives to listen and adopt a non-judgemental stance in her therapeutic work. Yumna has worked with individuals of all ages in various settings including schools, health care and in the community.

She has experience working with a wide range of mental health concerns including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, stress, attachment, trauma and grief. Yumna thrives on working with diverse people of different ages, genders, races, ethnicities, physical abilities and more.

Mindy Sirois, M.A.

Mindy Sirois, M.A.

Counselor

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blue lineMindy is a counselor under the supervision of Dr. Laura S. Stradwick, Psy.D., C.Psych. at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a Registered Drama Therapist with the North American Drama Therapy Association and is currently acquiring her certification with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario (CRPO). Mindy works with children and youth by helping them identify, explore, and process their emotions through verbal and non-verbal means. She develops specific therapeutic interventions that fosters the strengthening of their social skills, self-expression, self-esteem, and their ability to build and maintain interpersonal relationships.

She has extensive experience in leading individual and group trauma-informed therapy in a broad range of clients with multicultural backgrounds, behavioral issues and psychiatric disorders in Canada and the United Stated. Mindy has clinical experience working with clients who struggle with ADHD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, attachment difficulties, complex trauma, PTSD, and autism. She uses various treatment approaches such as trauma-centered psychotherapy, creative arts therapies, play therapy and sandtray therapy.

Mindy recognizes the courage and strength it takes to reach out for support. She approaches all clients with an empathetic client-centered approach to develop a collaborative, therapeutic relationship. Her primary focus is to meet her clients where they are from a foundation of trust and security and help them navigate the stressors preventing them from reaching their goals. She is bilingual and offers sessions in English or French.

Izzy Munevar-Pelton, B.SC

Izzy Munevar-Pelton, B.SC

Neurofeedback Technician

blue lineIzzy is a Neurofeedback Technician with the Stradwick Psychology and Neurofeedback Clinic. She is currently a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University. She completed her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and Biology with a minor in Psychology at Carleton University in 2022, in which she produced a thesis with Dr. Michael Seto at the Royal Ottawa examining the patterns in the electroencephalogram (EEGs) of offenders.

Izzy is passionate about neurofeedback, and the importance of providing individualized treatment. Her goal is to obtain her board certification in neurofeedback in order continue to help people make meaningful progress on their journeys to self-improvement and psychological well-being.

JENNIFER ARMSTRONG, MSC

JENNIFER ARMSTRONG, MSC

Neurofeedback Technician

blue lineJennifer is a Neurofeedback Technician at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Mental Health (2020) as well as a Master of Science in Neuroscience (2022). Her research focused on molecular signaling in pain pathways and developing new treatment targets for chronic pain that are safe, non-addictive, and effective.

Jennifer is an experienced neurofeedback technician that feels every individual is unique and has their own needs during treatment. She strongly believes in an individualized approach to treatment that progresses at the client’s own pace and comfort level.

Jamie Grant, B.Sc., B.Ed.

Jamie Grant, B.Sc., B.Ed.

Neurofeedback Technician

blue lineJamie is a Neurofeedback & Biofeedback Technician at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. In 2015, he obtained a Bachelor of Science with an Honours Specialization in Psychology from Carleton University. His thesis examined the brain’s behaviours and biases when implicitly learning, specifically when learning functions (the relationships between continuous variables). He then further pursued a Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Ottawa and completed his studies in 2017.

In addition to his Neurofeedback Technician role, James is currently working as a Long-Term Occasional Teacher for the Ottawa Catholic School Board. He has years of experience working with children and youth, including young children with developmental disorders, such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum.

He is very enthusiastic about education, mental health, and overall well-being. Helping people to achieve their goals in these areas has always been a passion of his. Jamie aims to help all clients and students with an approach that is tailored to them as individuals.

DURAFSHAN ANSARI

DURAFSHAN ANSARI

Neurofeedback Technician

blue lineDurafshan is a Neurofeedback Technician at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Currently she is completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. In 2018, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience with Honours, and a minor in Psychology from Carleton University. Her thesis examined the neurophysiological changes in the brain of pregnant women (discussing postpartum depression). After graduating she went on to complete a graduate certificate in Autism and Behavioural Sciences at Algonquin College. Through a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry at University of Ottawa she studied the biopsychosocial impacts on aging and development as well as behavioural intervention training that would be directly applicable to all individuals in promoting healthy gut health and preventing loss of memory.

In addition to working with us, Durafshan is currently a permanent employee in the Ottawa Catholic School Board as an Educational Assistant and as a part time employee at Terrace Wellness as a Behaviour therapist. She has worked closely with children and youth of diverse needs, including but not limited to youth with disabilities, developmental disorders, ADHD, and ASD.

Durafshan is very passionate about mental health and is motivated in helping people to achieve their goals. She also understands the importance in taking care of one’s own mental health, using self-care techniques such as journaling, exercising, hiking, and reading to help relax.

Kristi Whaley

Kristi Whaley

Office Manager

blue lineKristi is the Office Manager at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She brings with her years of experience in client care and customer service, health administration as well as a background in clerical work and accounting.

As our office manager, Kristi is here to provide support to our clients by addressing any questions or concerns they may have, providing support regarding billing and invoicing, as well as facilitating communication between our clients and our clinicians. She is also our third-party billing specialist for our EAP and BlueCross (Veterans and RCMP) Insurance clientele.

Nikkyta Green

Nikkyta Green

Assistant Office Manager

blue lineNikkyta Green is the Assistant Office Manager at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Nikkyta graduated in 2008 with honours in the Medical Office Administration program from Everest College. She has spent the last 10 years providing customer service alongside chiropractors, physiotherapists and massage therapists. In 2019 she was recognized by the Alliance for Chiropractors for her outstanding customer service. Nikkyta is passionate about providing quality care and support to all of our clients and administrative team.
Ronda Giles

Ronda Giles

Administrative Assistant

blue lineRonda is a full-time Administrative Assistant at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic, Stittsville location. Ronda graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Medical Office Administration and brings with her many years of experience in health services.
Naseea Harun

Naseea Harun

Administrative Assistant

blue lineNaseea is an Administrative Assistant at Stradwick Psychology and Neurofeedback at our Centretown location.

Naseea is graduating in the Fall of 2022 with her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of Ottawa. Naseea is a psychology research intern at Gift-A-Feeling Inc. where she does research at The Shared Secrets Lab on the psychology behind gift-giving. During her time at uOttawa, she conducted two research studies where she explored the cognitive and social aspects of psychology.

Naseea’s fascination in mental health, the brain, and the subjectivity of psychology leads her to her own passion for a psychiatry career in the future. Naseea’s unwavering commitment to improving the lives and mental health of individuals continues to grow during her time here at Stradwick Clinic.

Hannah O’Brien, B.A., MACP (CAND.)

Hannah O’Brien, B.A., MACP (CAND.)

Administrative Assistant

blue lineHannah O’Brien is an Administrative Assistant at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Nepean location. Hannah is a fourth year student at Carleton University studying Psychology and Neuroscience and Mental Health. She hopes to ultimately complete her Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology.

Hana Kandar, BSW (CAND.)

Hana Kandar, BSW (CAND.)

Administrative Assistant

blue lineHana Kandar is an Administrative Assistant at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Hana is a second year student at Carleton University studying Social Work. She has volunteered at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre for 2 years working with residents with chronic mental health conditions such as Schizophrenia and Bi-Polar Disorder. She hopes to ultimately complete her Master’s Degree in Social Work and work as a Clinical Social Worker.
Kennedy Ambroziak

Kennedy Ambroziak

Administrative Assistant

blue lineKennedy is an administrative assistant at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Nepean Location. Kennedy is a third year student at Carleton University studying forensic psychology. She hopes to complete her masters degree in counselling psychology then move on to complete her PhD and become a clinical forensic psychologist.

DEBBIE THOMAS

DEBBIE THOMAS

Administrative Assistant

blue lineDebbie is our part-time Administrative Assistant at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic, Stittsville location. Debbie graduated from Fanshawe College in London, Ont. with a diploma in Medical Office Administration and brings with her many years of experience in high technology and health services.

HANNAH GOODICK

HANNAH GOODICK

Administrative Assistant

blue lineHannah is an administrative assistant at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Centretown Location. Hannah is currently a student at Algonquin College, completing the requirements for an advanced diploma in Graphic Design.

As an administrative assistant, Hannah is passionate about providing clients with a comforting, respectful and encouraging environment.

RIP

RIP

Therapy Dog

blue lineRip is an adorable Australian Shepherd, who has been working on becoming a therapy dog at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic since he was a puppy. His fluffy coat and sweet face will charm anyone he meets. Rip is incredibly smart, loves to learn new things, and he is always eager to please.

Rip loves getting belly rubs and belly scratches; He is a very affectionate, friendly pup that is well behaved and loves spending time with kids and adults alike. Rip is ready to provide stress relief and comfort by being available to Stradwick Clinic clients to feel, touch, pet, and cuddle him before and after their sessions in a designated area.

  • Research shows that therapy dogs support a person’s mental health by providing attention and comfort. Their sweet demeanor and unconditional love may have a therapeutic benefit to those who face difficult health challenges. Some of the most common examples include:
  • Lowering stress, depression and anxiety levels.
    Providing comfort and companionship to children who may be lonely or struggling in school.
  • Boosting morale after a traumatic event

When not at work Rip loves playing with his squeaky toys, chasing balls in the backyard, and chewing on a good bone.

Let us know if you would like to meet Rip!

Our Team

Director, Clinical Psychologist

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Dr. Laura S. Stradwick, Psy.D., C.Psych
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 Dr. Stradwick is director of Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist, registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.  She is currently acquiring her board certification in Neurofeedback training (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance).  She is also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback.  Dr. Stradwick received both her Master’s and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois.  She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario.

Dr. Stradwick has specialized post-doctoral training in health psychology, including management of chronic pain and illness, pre-surgical evaluation, biofeedback training, health habit training, and stress management. She has worked in a variety of different clinical settings, including a hospital system, pain clinic, and an outpatient mental health center working with clients of all ages.  Dr. Stradwick received additional supervised training in Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) at the Ottawa Neurofeedback Centre.

Dr. Stradwick provides psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing a wide range of presenting concerns.  Areas of specialty include ADHD, depression, anxiety, adjustment/life transition-related difficulties, interpersonal problems, emotional dysregulation, grief and loss, developmental trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), concussion/traumatic brain injury, and chronic pain/illness.  She offers a full range of psychological services in addition to Neurofeedback training.  These services include individual psychotherapy, psychological assessment (i.e. psychoeducational, psychodiagnostic), and psychophysiological-based interventions, such as biofeedback training.

Dr. Stradwick’s therapeutic approach with clients is integrative. She emphasizes client collaboration in order to address presenting symptoms and individualized goals for treatment.  She utilizes an attachment-based, client-centered framework to provide an emotionally safe and compassionate environment for building trust and therapeutic rapport.  Dr. Stradwick’s therapeutic interventions are further informed by evidence-based practice.  Interventions may include, neurofeedback, biofeedback, cognitive behavioural (CBT), psychodynamic, interpersonal, and trauma-focused techniques.  These techniques assist each client in developing greater self-awareness as well as to facilitate self-regulation, psychological resilience, and personal growth.

Clinical Psychologist

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Dr. Cosmin G. Colţea is a clinical psychologist, registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists. Cosmin is also a Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst. He is a member of the Ottawa Academy of Psychologists, Ontario Psychological Association, the Psychology Association of Saskatchewan, and of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science. Cosmin received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Honours) and his Master’s in Developmental Psychology from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. Cosmin received his Doctoral degree (Magna cum laude) in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University in Costa Mesa, California.

Cosmin has additional training in Autism assessment (ADI-R and ADOS-2), as well as in Autism interventions and goals development (PEAK, ABLLS-R, VB-MAPP, Early Start Denver Model, etc). Cosmin also has additional training in the assessment and management of ADHD. Cosmin has worked in private practice, as well as in multidisciplinary pediatric programs. Cosmin has extensive experience working with school divisions on training support staff, as well as in developing individualized programs for students. He has a keen interest in collaborating with First Nations communities in the provision of services to First Nations children with diverse needs.

Cosmin provides psychological services to children, adolescents, and their families. Areas of focus are assessment of Autism, ADHD, intellectual and learning differences, developmental delays, as well as associated mental health concerns. He also provides assessment and treatment of sleeping and feeding difficulties, parenting, behaviour management, as well as school consultations, and development/monitoring of home programs for children with diverse needs. Cosmin is also interested in the role of companion animals in children’s development. Cosmin can provide services in English and Romanian.

Cosmin utilizes evidence-based treatments such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). His behavioural services are trauma-informed and are based on a relationship treatment model that recognizes the strengths of children and their parents, the influence of cultural norms and values, and the uniqueness of each individual’s skills. Cosmin believes that every child does the best that they can, and that children do better when they are understood and supported.

Director of Neurofeedback Services, Registered Psychotherapist, Psychometrist

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Brittany is the Director of Neurofeedback Services of Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She is currently acquiring her board certification in neurofeedback training through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).

Brittany received her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Neuroscience from Carleton University (2015) and her Master’s of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University (2021). Brittany’s thesis and research work has examined neurophysiological brain response, biomarkers, and alternative treatment approaches in multiple psychological disorders including Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. She has worked in both research and clinical settings including the Royal Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Brittany received training in neurofeedback and quantitative EEG analysis under the clinical supervision of Dr. Laura Stradwick and through coursework completed under the guidance of John Anderson and Dr. Mary Tracy.

Brittany also provides psychotherapy services to adolescents and adults. She highly values trust, empathy, and non-judgment and incorporates a collaborative, strengths-based, and holistic approach. Her counselling orientation is rooted in evidence-based modalities, but she strongly believes in developing powerful therapeutic relationships. Her experience and interest lies in individualized treatment plans, focusing on the unique qualities of her clients to complement her knowledge in a range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, relationship difficulties, chronic pain, self-harm, and self-esteem. Brittany prides herself on adapting her modalities to the needs of her clients, drawing from mindfulness-based, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioural, and interpersonal client-centred approaches.

Brittany is also a psychometrist, assisting in the administration of psychoeducational, psychodiagnostic, and ADHD assessments for children, adolescents, and adults.

Psychometrist

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Rachel received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Highest Honours; 2011) as well as her Master’s of Science degree in Neuroscience (Highest Honours; 2013) from Carleton University.

Rachel has been working as a psychometrist in clinical settings since 2016, working with children, youth, and adults. She performs assessments in order to document the client’s neurocognitive, academic, and social-emotional status. At Stradwick Psychology and Neurofeedback Clinic, Rachel provides QEEG assessments and psychoeducational testing of children and adults under the supervision of Dr. Laura Stradwick.

Rachel is also an EEG and neurofeedback technician and has been working with EEGs since 2015. Previously, Rachel held research positions with the Public Health Agency of Canada and The University of Ottawa Heart Institute.  Rachel’s patient and calm demeanor helps put clients at ease. She very effectively establishes a good working rapport, which helps to ensure that the client is working to the best of their ability.

Registered Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor

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Saman Hannah, M.A., MFT, RP
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Saman is a Registered Psychotherapist who is experienced in marital and family therapy, mental health, post trauma, crisis, work related issues, stress, parenting, and overall sense of self. Saman is fluent in English, French, and Farsi. Saman collaborates with her clients, in a supportive and safe way, to arrive at a place of meaningful change and improved day to day living.

A Master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapies as well as a post Master’s certification in Marriage and Family Therapy have given Saman the tools to work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Saman bases her approach on the needs of her clients, meaning that although she has a systemic and psychodynamic foundation, she will use cognitive behavioral or solution focused strategies as required.

Fundamentally, Saman’s core belief is that people are capable of change and that in order to change we need a better understanding of ourselves and others. Saman is passionate about each individual’s ability to grow and therefore fosters the right environment for her clients to be successful in their journeys.

Registered Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor

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Sandra is a Registered Psychotherapist providing support to children, adolescents, and adults with a broad range of concerns including stress, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, grief/loss, life transitions, self-esteem and parenting/family issues.

Her therapeutic approach is holistic, collaborative and compassionate, drawing from a number of evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Sandra’s graduate education includes an MEd in Counselling and a PhD in Education. In addition to her practice with the Stradwick Clinic, she provides clinical supervision to psychotherapists & also works as a teacher with a local school board.

Registered Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor

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Nicki is a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Play Therapist at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Nicki’s Masters Program was through Leeds Beckett University in the UK. She received her certification through the Academy of Play and Childhood Psychotherapy, completing her post graduate studies in their South of France campus. Nicki has done further training in Children’s Grief and Bereavement and the Integrative Trauma and Attachment Treatment Model (ITATM).

Nicki has worked in a variety of settings offering individual and group therapy within schools, hospitals, and community non-profit programs. She enjoys collaborating with the whole family to create sustainable and lasting change. Using play therapy as well as traditional talk therapy, Nicki’s approach is creative, integrative, and client-centered. She utilizes psychoeducation and is trauma and attachment informed. Nicki has helped children, teens and families navigate through school issues, social skills, behavioural issues, cancer/illness, grief and bereavement, trauma, emotional regulation, self-esteem and more.

Nicki believes that the individual has the power within them to heal and attempts to create a supportive, warm, non-judgmental space for their true essence to emerge. She believes in the transformational benefits of play as a therapeutic tool.

Registered Psychotherapist

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Chelsea is a Registered Psychotherapist at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She has always had a passion for helping those experiencing hardship at any stage in life, which lead her to pursue an education in the helping profession. Chelsea began her studies in Behavioural Psychology at St. Lawrence College and received an Honours Bachelor of Arts with this specialization. Following this degree, Chelsea made the decision to further her education in counselling specifically through her Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.

Chelsea prides herself on creating a safe and compassionate environment for clients to begin their healing process. She has several years of experience working with both youth and adults facing addiction (substance and process) and other co-occurring mental health concerns. Chelsea has also worked with clients who have experienced trauma through a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence program. Additionally, Chelsea works with clients who are seeking support through dealing with self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, stress and anger management, grief/loss, self-harm and other obstacles that present themselves in client’s lives.

As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Chelsea believes that the therapeutic relationship is most effective when it is based on collaboration, trust, and openness. Chelsea takes a holistic approach to treating clients using techniques from various modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and trauma-informed care. She believes that all clients are unique, and her priority is to mold her therapeutic approach to suit each individual client’s needs. Chelsea focuses on building every client’s strengths in order to assist them in enriching all areas of life and move toward whole-hearted living.

Registered Psychotherapist

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Isabella is a Registered Psychotherapist at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She obtained her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and her Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Ottawa. Additionally, Isabella holds Level 3 Clinical Training from the Gottman Institute and is working towards becoming a Certified Gottman Therapist. Isabella speaks English, Polish and French.

Isabella works with adolescents and adults, providing therapy to individuals, couples and families alike. She has experience working with a broad range of concerns that include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, developmental trauma, post-traumatic stress, grief, paranoia, anger, self-esteem and intimacy issues. Isabella incorporates research-based interventions to help strengthen couple’s relationship skills and manage different comorbidities common to couples, including affairs, PTSD, domestic violence and addiction. She uses Gottman method assessments to determine the quality of a couple’s friendship, romance and passion, the effectiveness of their conflict management and key areas that need improvement.

Isabella believes that therapy is a fluid process and that wellness is heavily dependent on balance. She adopts a biopsychosocial approach and integrates the modalities and techniques that appear to be most beneficial to each client’s unique needs based on collaborative goal setting and treatment planning. Isabella is devoted to helping her clients pursue change and achieve wellness.

Registered Psychotherapist

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Jen is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She received an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences through the University of Ottawa and went on to pursue her passion for mental health by completing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University.

As a psychotherapist, Jen offers compassionate and supportive counselling services to individuals, couples, and families looking to address any of life’s many challenges. She specializes in mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and borderline personality disorder, as well as trauma, addictions, chronic pain, stress management, sexuality/gender identity, and relationship/family issues. Jen has worked with trauma survivors through a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence program and is passionate about helping people of all ages rebuild their lives.

She also has experience in a residential addiction treatment centre where she enjoys helping individuals and their families through the process of recovery. Jen works with children, adolescents, and adults and has additional training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. Her approach client-centred and collaborative with a goal of empowerment, resilience, and positive change.

Registered Psychotherapist

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Jessica is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Canadian Certified Counsellor at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She obtained her Master’s of Counselling from Athabasca University specializing in Counselling Psychology after receiving an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Carleton University.

Jessica has experience providing individual and group therapy for clients experiencing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma and/or abuse, relationship issues, substance misuse/recovery, emotional dysregulation, stress, and other mental health concerns. Jessica fosters trust and collaboration with clients by offering psychoeducation, insight into assessments, as well as adopting a client-centred and trauma-informed perspective. Jessica has experience supporting children, youth, and young adults. She also has extensive clinical experience supporting high-risk pregnant and/or parenting youth and is cognizant of the barriers to mental health that at-risk children, youth, and their families encounter.

Jessica’s non-judgemental and compassionate support is evidenced in her warm, relaxed, and authentic nature. Jessica practices with an integrative approach utilizing Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). With this approach, she supports healing, the development of psychological flexibility, resilience, and fosters empowerment for clients to achieve personal and therapeutic goals through a (re)discovery of strengths.

Registered Psychotherapist 

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Ali is a Registered Psychotherapist at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. From a young age, Ali enjoyed helping others and realized quickly the journey she needed to take to pursue an education and eventually a career in helping others. Ali began her post secondary studies at Algonquin College in the Child & Youth Work Program and received an advanced diploma. Following this, she continued her education at Carleton University achieving a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology. Ali then decided to further her education with a focus in counselling achieving her Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.

Ali has a focus and drive in providing a non-judgemental and empathetic space for clients to process and seek support in life’s challenges. Healing from various challenges in our lives is taxing and leaves us feeling vulnerable and overwhelmed, something Ali is keenly aware of; therefore she prides herself in providing a safe space for clients to began their journey in therapy, regardless of age. Ali has clinical experience working with children, youth, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, domestic violence, trauma, self-esteem, stress, grief, ADHD, relational and social challenges and other difficulties impacting client’s lives.

Ali utilizes a holistic approach with a particular focus on the therapeutic relationship formed and solidified in therapy that supports the creation of positive change in client’s lives. Ali has focus in attachment theory and techniques from various modalities to best suit the needs of her client’s such as mindfulness-based approaches, solution-focused approaches, cognitive behavioural therapy, and dialectical behaviour therapy. Ali prides herself in ensuring the care she provides to each client is based on their individualized needs to aid in their journey towards healing and an increased sense of well-being.

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Julie is a Registered Psychotherapist at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queen’s University and a Master of Counselling (specializing in Art Therapy) from Athabasca University. Prior to this, Julie worked in the public school system for three years as a Wellness Coach, helping young students build foundational life skills such as emotional literacy and regulation, stress management, self- esteem, confidence, and social skills.

As a Registered Psychotherapist Julie works primarily with teens and adults. She supports clients to navigate anxiety, self-esteem, depression, trauma, grief, life stressors, relational conflict, gender identity/sexuality, suicidal ideation/self-harm, and oriented, emotion-focused, solution- focused, and art therapy.

Julie brings to the therapeutic space a gentle and warm approach. She believes that clients already possess the inner wisdom they need to improve their lives and acts as a collaborator and supportive partner in their healing journeys. Within the therapy room, Julie creates a safe space that is free of judgement through the use of curiosity and compassion. She strives to be responsive to the unique needs of each client and offers both traditional talk therapy and alternative approaches, such as art therapy.

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Ayesha is a Registered Psychotherapist at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is experienced in working with individuals and families. She is also a Family Coach, a Muslim Youth Minister and offers Islamic Counselling to individuals and families of faith if they seek it. Her areas of strength are parenting coaching and family coaching.

She uses a multidimensional therapeutic approach. Her most-used therapeutic interventions are SFT, CBT, Spiritual Therapy, Individual Behavioral interventions, positive psychology interventions and more.

Ayesha is passionate about connecting with her clients and motivating them to develop healthy coping mechanisms in dealing with personal, behavioural or addiction issues. Ayesha continually hones and utilizes her soft skills such as active listening, patience and compassion, and educates herself in dynamics of human behaviour, and societal trends and influences.

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Kelly is a Registered Psychotherapist at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She provides psychotherapy services to adolescents, adults, and couples. She graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Psychology and a minor in Linguistics. She went on to pursue her passion for mental health and completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.

Kelly has several years of experience working in clinical settings supporting individuals of all ages, with a variety of presenting concerns, including stress, anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, ADHD, interpersonal concerns, grief/loss, and emotional regulation. Her goal is to provide a safe and warm space for clients to grow and achieve their personal goals. She believes that building a strong and collaborative rapport is an essential part of the therapeutic process and takes a holistic approach to modify treatment interventions based on each unique client. She uses techniques from various approaches such as dialectical-behavioural therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (EFT), psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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Lillian is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She provides psychotherapy services to adolescents, adults, and couples. She completed her Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Psychology and a concentration in health and well-being at Carleton University. She went on to pursue her passion for mental health and completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.
Trust and authenticity are central to her therapeutic approach. She aims to help clients develop a greater understanding of themselves and their past to assist their healing, growth, and self-awareness. She provides a warm and empathetic environment for clients to come as they are without judgement and be empowered. Lillian has experience working in clinical settings supporting individuals with a variety of presenting concerns, including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, interpersonal concerns, grief/loss, identity struggles, emotional regulation, and self-esteem.
Her approach is integrative and collaborative, primarily drawing on psychodynamic therapy, person-centered therapy, emotion-focused therapy, relational therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, as well as cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness-based interventions. Lillian’s approach is LGBTQ2s+ affirmative.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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Daphné is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University and obtained her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Daphné is fully bilingual (French and English) and works with older adolescents and adults.

In the first sessions, Daphné will get to know your past, your current situation, and your goals for therapy. She offers empathetic and professional support to individuals struggling with a variety of issues, including Family Conflict, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Substance Use, Suicidal Ideation, Mood disorders, Life Transitions, Depression, Anxiety and Borderline Personality (BPD). Daphné uses an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach to help navigate difficult experiences and to help you create a fuller, more meaningful life. Daphne is also familiar with other therapeutic modalities such as cognitive-behavioural (CBT), Mindfulness Based (MBCT), & Trauma Focused Therapy.

Daphné offers a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to start your healing journey. Through her work with community mental health and crisis work, she has learned that a compassionate and understanding environment is key in moving forward and personal growth.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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Krista is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Krista earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Therapeutic Recreation through Brock University, where she supported individuals with ABI/TBI, ASD, Down Syndrome, ID and DD in establishing life skills, community involvement, social skills and identity development for the last decade. During the pandemic’s beginning, Krista realized the lack of mental health resources for special populations and quickly started her academic pursuits for her Masters. She completed her Master of Arts in Psychotherapy and Counselling through Yorkville University and is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). She works with people of all ages and abilities, being no stranger to adapting and specializing approaches to work with individuals’ unique strengths.

Krista believes that for a therapeutic relationship to thrive, it is built on creating a trusting, honest, and collaborative atmosphere. Krista takes a holistic perspective to treatment, using an eclectic approach that includes cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, narrative therapy, and trauma-informed care. Taking a client-centered approach, she fluidly integrates different techniques based on her client’s story.

At the basis of Krista’s approaches, she believes every client is unique and capable of change and to do so, we need to understand ourselves better. Her practices with breathwork, movement, and meditation have illuminated our power within ourselves, and she truly believes that we have the ability and wisdom to improve our lives. Krista brings a warm and compassionate approach to creating a safe space for clients to explore areas where they need healing.

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Cameron began his studies with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Calgary in 2016 and completed his Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.

Cameron recognizes the uniqueness of each person’s story and will work to create a non-judgmental and open environment for clients to explore issues such as sexual and gender identity, self-esteem, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and stress. He works with adolescents and adults and primarily draws from Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and mindfulness perspectives to engage clients in small positive changes. Cameron believes that through the exploration of strengths, people can build on their past successes and work towards their goals.

Cameron volunteers with MAX Ottawa, a community base organization that focuses on maximizing the health and wellness for gay, bi-sexual Two-Spirited, queer, and transgender men. Through his work with the community engagement team, he hopes to expand awareness for mental health in the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Clinical Social Worker

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Karly is a Clinical Social Worker at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology before moving on to complete a Master’s in Social Work. She appreciates how the fields of Psychology and Social Work intersect in her therapeutic work.

Karly has a wide variety of experiences within the mental health field. She has worked with individuals of all ages in settings such as schools, community-based agencies, and in healthcare. Through these experiences, she has worked mostly with children, teens, and their families, addressing challenges relating to self-regulation, attachment, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and family conflict.

Karly tends to approach her practice with great curiosity and respect for an individual’s unique story and life experiences. She values the knowledge, wisdom and skills that people possess, and aims to use these to help bring about positive change in their lives.

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Emma Edgar, MSW, RSW
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Emma is a Clinical Social Worker at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). Emma obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Child Studies at Carleton University and her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Toronto. She has a background as a Registered Early Childhood Educator where she promoted self regulation and emotional literacy through play, story-telling and art engagement.

Emma utilizes a collaborative approach to engage clients and their families in care, pulling from her clients’ existing strength and knowledge to promote positive change. She is a life-long learner dedicated to ensuring her approach to treatment is based in evidence and is tailored to the needs of each individual client.

Emma has experience working in community-based agencies, schools and healthcare with individuals of all ages and their families. Using an integrated approach, Emma has knowledge in addressing challenges related to attachment, anxiety, depression, family conflict, developmental trauma and emotional dysregulation. She works primarily with children, adolescents and their families to promote well-being and resiliency.

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IRIS MACKAY, MSW, RSW
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Iris is a Social Worker at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Carleton University where she focused on youth mental health. She has training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Collaborative Problem Solving.

Iris has been a strong advocate for child and youth mental health throughout her life, including through individual and group therapy. As a counselor, Iris has experience supporting clients with a wide variety of challenges including ADHD, anxiety, depression, stress, chronic illness, exploration of sexuality/gender identity, and life changes.

Her approach is client-led and solution focused, empowering clients to make positive changes in their lives. She believes in a holistic approach that looks at all elements of a client’s life, and creates a unique treatment plan for the individual needs of each client.

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Yumna is a Registered Social Worker at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSSSW). Yumna obtained her Bachelor of Social Work at University of Manitoba and her Master’s of Social Work at the University of Calgary. She is fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi and understands Punjabi.

In therapy, Yumna draws from cognitive-behavioural, Solution-Focused and Narrative therapy. However, regardless of the approach, she strives to listen and adopt a non-judgemental stance in her therapeutic work. Yumna has worked with individuals of all ages in various settings including schools, health care and in the community.

She has experience working with a wide range of mental health concerns including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, stress, attachment, trauma and grief. Yumna thrives on working with diverse people of different ages, genders, races, ethnicities, physical abilities and more.

Counselor

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Mindy is a counselor under the supervision of Dr. Laura S. Stradwick, Psy.D., C.Psych. at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She is a Registered Drama Therapist with the North American Drama Therapy Association and is currently acquiring her certification with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario (CRPO). Mindy works with children and youth by helping them identify, explore, and process their emotions through verbal and non-verbal means. She develops specific therapeutic interventions that fosters the strengthening of their social skills, self-expression, self-esteem, and their ability to build and maintain interpersonal relationships.

She has extensive experience in leading individual and group trauma-informed therapy in a broad range of clients with multicultural backgrounds, behavioral issues and psychiatric disorders in Canada and the United Stated. Mindy has clinical experience working with clients who struggle with ADHD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, attachment difficulties, complex trauma, PTSD, and autism. She uses various treatment approaches such as trauma-centered psychotherapy, creative arts therapies, play therapy and sandtray therapy.

Mindy recognizes the courage and strength it takes to reach out for support. She approaches all clients with an empathetic client-centered approach to develop a collaborative, therapeutic relationship. Her primary focus is to meet her clients where they are from a foundation of trust and security and help them navigate the stressors preventing them from reaching their goals. She is bilingual and offers sessions in English or French.

Neurofeedback Technician

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Izzy is a Neurofeedback Technician with the Stradwick Psychology and Neurofeedback Clinic. She is currently a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University. She completed her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and Biology with a minor in Psychology at Carleton University in 2022, in which she produced a thesis with Dr. Michael Seto at the Royal Ottawa examining the patterns in the electroencephalogram (EEGs) of offenders.

Izzy is passionate about neurofeedback, and the importance of providing individualized treatment. Her goal is to obtain her board certification in neurofeedback in order continue to help people make meaningful progress on their journeys to self-improvement and psychological well-being.

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Jennifer is a Neurofeedback Technician at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Mental Health (2020) as well as a Master of Science in Neuroscience (2022). Her research focused on molecular signaling in pain pathways and developing new treatment targets for chronic pain that are safe, non-addictive, and effective.

Jennifer is an experienced neurofeedback technician that feels every individual is unique and has their own needs during treatment. She strongly believes in an individualized approach to treatment that progresses at the client’s own pace and comfort level.

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Jamie is a Neurofeedback & Biofeedback Technician at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. In 2015, he obtained a Bachelor of Science with an Honours Specialization in Psychology from Carleton University. His thesis examined the brain’s behaviours and biases when implicitly learning, specifically when learning functions (the relationships between continuous variables). He then further pursued a Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Ottawa and completed his studies in 2017.

In addition to his Neurofeedback Technician role, James is currently working as a Long-Term Occasional Teacher for the Ottawa Catholic School Board. He has years of experience working with children and youth, including young children with developmental disorders, such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum.

He is very enthusiastic about education, mental health, and overall well-being. Helping people to achieve their goals in these areas has always been a passion of his. Jamie aims to help all clients and students with an approach that is tailored to them as individuals.

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Durafshan is a Neurofeedback Technician at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Currently she is completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. In 2018, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience with Honours, and a minor in Psychology from Carleton University. Her thesis examined the neurophysiological changes in the brain of pregnant women (discussing postpartum depression). After graduating she went on to complete a graduate certificate in Autism and Behavioural Sciences at Algonquin College. Through a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry at University of Ottawa she studied the biopsychosocial impacts on aging and development as well as behavioural intervention training that would be directly applicable to all individuals in promoting healthy gut health and preventing loss of memory.

In addition to working with us, Durafshan is currently a permanent employee in the Ottawa Catholic School Board as an Educational Assistant and as a part time employee at Terrace Wellness as a Behaviour therapist. She has worked closely with children and youth of diverse needs, including but not limited to youth with disabilities, developmental disorders, ADHD, and ASD.

Durafshan is very passionate about mental health and is motivated in helping people to achieve their goals. She also understands the importance in taking care of one’s own mental health, using self-care techniques such as journaling, exercising, hiking, and reading to help relax.

Office Manager

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Kristi is the Office Manager at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. She brings with her years of experience in client care and customer service, health administration as well as a background in clerical work and accounting.

As our office manager, Kristi is here to provide support to our clients by addressing any questions or concerns they may have, providing support regarding billing and invoicing, as well as facilitating communication between our clients and our clinicians. She is also our third-party billing specialist for our EAP and BlueCross (Veterans and RCMP) Insurance clientele.

Assistant Office Manager

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Nikkyta Green is the Assistant Office Manager at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Nikkyta graduated in 2008 with honours in the Medical Office Administration program from Everest College. She has spent the last 10 years providing customer service alongside chiropractors, physiotherapists and massage therapists. In 2019 she was recognized by the Alliance for Chiropractors for her outstanding customer service. Nikkyta is passionate about providing quality care and support to all of our clients and administrative team.

Administrative Assistant

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Ronda is a full-time Administrative Assistant at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic, Stittsville location. Ronda graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Medical Office Administration and brings with her many years of experience in health services.

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Naseea is an Administrative Assistant at Stradwick Psychology and Neurofeedback at our Centretown location.

Naseea is graduating in the Fall of 2022 with her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of Ottawa. Naseea is a psychology research intern at Gift-A-Feeling Inc. where she does research at The Shared Secrets Lab on the psychology behind gift-giving. During her time at uOttawa, she conducted two research studies where she explored the cognitive and social aspects of psychology.

Naseea’s fascination in mental health, the brain, and the subjectivity of psychology leads her to her own passion for a psychiatry career in the future. Naseea’s unwavering commitment to improving the lives and mental health of individuals continues to grow during her time here at Stradwick Clinic.

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Hannah O’Brien, B.A., MACP (CAND.)

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Hannah O’Brien is an Administrative Assistant at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Nepean location. Hannah is a fourth year student at Carleton University studying Psychology and Neuroscience and Mental Health. She hopes to ultimately complete her Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology.

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Hana Kandar is an Administrative Assistant at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Hana is a second year student at Carleton University studying Social Work. She has volunteered at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre for 2 years working with residents with chronic mental health conditions such as Schizophrenia and Bi-Polar Disorder. She hopes to ultimately complete her Master’s Degree in Social Work and work as a Clinical Social Worker.

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Kennedy is an administrative assistant at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Nepean Location. Kennedy is a third year student at Carleton University studying forensic psychology. She hopes to complete her masters degree in counselling psychology then move on to complete her PhD and become a clinical forensic psychologist.

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Debbie is our part-time Administrative Assistant at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic, Stittsville location. Debbie graduated from Fanshawe College in London, Ont. with a diploma in Medical Office Administration and brings with her many years of experience in high technology and health services.

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Hannah is an administrative assistant at Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic at our Centretown Location. Hannah is currently a student at Algonquin College, completing the requirements for an advanced diploma in Graphic Design.

As an administrative assistant, Hannah is passionate about providing clients with a comforting, respectful and encouraging environment.

Therapy Dog

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Rip is an adorable Australian Shepherd, who has been working on becoming a therapy dog at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic since he was a puppy. His fluffy coat and sweet face will charm anyone he meets. Rip is incredibly smart, loves to learn new things, and he is always eager to please.

Rip loves getting belly rubs and belly scratches; He is a very affectionate, friendly pup that is well behaved and loves spending time with kids and adults alike. Rip is ready to provide stress relief and comfort by being available to Stradwick Clinic clients to feel, touch, pet, and cuddle him before and after their sessions in a designated area.

  • Research shows that therapy dogs support a person’s mental health by providing attention and comfort. Their sweet demeanor and unconditional love may have a therapeutic benefit to those who face difficult health challenges. Some of the most common examples include:
  • Lowering stress, depression and anxiety levels.
    Providing comfort and companionship to children who may be lonely or struggling in school.
  • Boosting morale after a traumatic event

When not at work Rip loves playing with his squeaky toys, chasing balls in the backyard, and chewing on a good bone.

Let us know if you would like to meet Rip!